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lightly

adverb (r)

  • without good reason (adv.all)
    Example:
    One cannot say such things lightly.
    source: wordnet30
  • with few burdens (adv.all)
    Synonym: light
    source: wordnet30
  • with little weight or force (adv.all)
    Synonym: gently, softly
    Example:
    She kissed him lightly on the forehead.
    source: wordnet30
  • indulging with temperance (adv.all)
    Example:
    We eat lightly in the morning.
    source: wordnet30
  • with indifference or without dejection (adv.all)
    Example:
    He took it lightly.
    source: wordnet30
  • in a small quantity or extent (adv.all)
    Synonym: thinly
    Antonym: thickly
    Example:
    Apply paint lightly.
    source: wordnet30
  • to a slight degree (adv.all)
    Example:
    Her speech is only lightly accented.
    source: wordnet30
  • With little weight; with little force; as, to tread lightly; to press lightly. (adverb)
    source: webster1913

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